mR.sELvETaRM, on August 1st 2008, 01:13 AM, said:
I know that many people like Pirates! but I just feel that a game this old shouldn't be ported.
I know youve already given in, but can I ask why?
The game is a classic, but also for a fairly niche market really. Thus it was too big a risk for someone to pick it up back in '04, as it could easily have flopped horribly (just the year before, Splinter Cell was ported and shouldve/was expected to be a big hit, but didnt sell). So now Feral have come along with this new Legends brand to pick up a few older games which will run brilliantly on new machines and bring them to the mac.
fairly low price point - check
old and good game - check
easier time porting as it wont need quite as much optimisation - check
lower fee to original dev - check
lower risk upon failure to sell - check
likelihood to sell at lower price point - check
less whinging about poor performance - check
picking the best of the best of the best - check
runs on integrated graphics because of age - check
more games quicker and at lower prices which sell raise profile of gaming on the mac - check!
its wins all round
Rev-O, on August 1st 2008, 03:48 AM, said:
I could give a flip about Pirates! being an old game. It'll be new to me and it's only $25. Win-win.
thats the price points (which somehow everyone seems to be getting wrong...)
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